This is the first in a series of blogs about using flower essences as an effective energetic support against viruses.
Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV-1) - Cold Sores
Dangerous viruses are plentiful and present today. Our exposure to high stress levels, processed food, environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals has caused a decline in our overall health and lowered our natural resistance to infections.
Back in the 1980s, I read indications in Flower Essences and Vibrational Remedies by Gurudas that suggested that certain flower essences could weaken or remove “most viruses.” I wanted to determine if this was really true and if so, how exactly we might use essences in this way.
I started my investigation by focusing on clients with herpes simplex 1, the virus responsible for cold sores. The first intervention I created was a stock-level Black Pansy flower essence - which I asked clients to take daily (3 drops, 3x/day).
I worked with perhaps 60 people over 5 years. Most of the people I saw did not report an immediate or complete resolution of symptoms - everyone reacted a bit differently. Some people experienced relief from occasional flare-ups after a few weeks of taking the essence. Other people continued to have flare-ups on a regular basis but the expression of the virus, either as a canker sore or a lip sore, got weaker each month. Many reported their flare-ups occurred less often - with longer periods between outbreaks. Another handful of people said that they were able to prevent a full flare by taking the essence frequently (every hour) when they started to feel the first inklings of a cold sore. A few clients seemed to respond initially and then regress.
Several clients had no symptoms for several months, during which time they continued taking the essence. Many of these people then experienced an episode of very intense symptoms - which we later termed a “core flare-up.” Those who weathered an event like this reported no additional flares (I followed some of these cases for years).
Remembering Bach’s advice to always look underneath a symptom or circumstance - and knowing the power of essences to work on very deep levels - I began considering essences for chakra 5 (relating to the mouth and self expression) as part of the intervention. I looked at histories of repression, deceit, hiding the self, being controlled. I began treating the person’s history of expression and current unhealthy communications. These interventions, when combined with the Black Pansy, made a significant difference, especially for those who were not initially responding to the Pansy.
Here are few comments from herpes simplex 1 clients:
"Nope, I don’t get outbreaks anymore. It's been a year since the last one."
"Now and then, I feel a tingle and then I take the Pansy. Sometimes nothing happens, sometimes a small blister, nothing like before."
"My face used to look gross for two weeks. None of that now. I might get a flare once a year, a small one. I don’t take the Pansy anymore."
"After I stopped taking crap from my boss and quit, no outbreaks."
"I still get cankers when I’m run down and am about to get sick."
"The depression I went through during an outbreak is gone. Symptoms are mild and occasional."
As flower essences practitioners, we are usually working without instruments that can measure what’s truly going on - and without the aid of regular testing to monitor viral counts. However, we can still observe, keep track of what we notice, make adjustments to our practice - and do a lot of good through careful attention and inquiry.
This was my first experience with viruses and flower essences. The pansies are powerful allies in our relationship with viruses, but they need to be worked with, explored and complimented with essences working on the psyche.
Stay tuned for the next post on Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) - genital herpes. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about essences for viruses, check out the Pansy Set.
So interesting. I have an outbreak on my nose of herpes today. I reading David’s blog above, I immediately realized that I am withholding anger I don’t want to share. Now it is blossoming on my nose! Thank you. I will resolve this anger issue today. Also I work directly with the mother of all plant spirit.medicine when, like with pansy today, i don’t have the essence. Nature is often willing to deliver the medicine without the essence.
Tremendous gratitude for all your work David Dalton.
I am so thankful that I found you as I could not find a source that truly worked for me anyway. I have always believed that when emotions are in tact then the body is allowed to heal as it is the ruler of all. Star jasmine and borage are amazing. Fear and anxiety lead to an open gateway to the unwanted. I would much like to dance with peace and love
Thanks for your wonderful feedback, everyone – and congratulations to Stephanie! She will be getting a free, 1/2 ounce bottle of Pansy Plus-20 for contributing a comment here. This formula is our cold/flu blend for 2020, and it contains Elder, Purple Lotus, Star Sapphire and Wild Pansy essences. If anyone has questions about our Pansy essences, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be posting another entry soon about Herpes Simplex 2, so stay tuned!
I am so interested in your posts about viruses! As a mom of three I’m always looking for ways to support the family’s health, especially during the winter. I’m also curious if you’ve done any work on viruses that may be related to PANDAS. I look forward to your next blog post! Thank you for your work.
I began a healing journey for hsv 1 & 2 years ago, and flower essences were an integral part of that…. esp pansy. however, i reached a plateau and pansy no longer produces progress, despite the other soul work. there are so many types of pansies; i’d love to learn more – maybe this would renew my faith in the flowers and facilitate me trying again. currently managing with medication sad 😞
Thank you for this post and sharing years of research of following your client’s results! I have self diagnosed I will get canker sores when I’m holding in my truth and not speaking up- partner this with this essence and it’s a wonder team.
Thanks so much!
Spirit essences are amazing in how they shift the energy of the body to let it heal. I am in awe of their power each time. I look forward to you next blog and Jen Frey’s apprenticeship this year to learn P.E.T.
This is wonderful, thank you for sharing, always love knowing more about essences for my clients :) This definitely makes sense considering the doctor of signatures. Certain Violas, esp. the blue ones always look like a mouth shouting. The black also makes me think of the skin, how bruising right beneath the skin sometimes turns dark and black, as is the case with sores sometimes. I wonder if this essence would work well for external hemmoroids too. Xo.
I’m very intrigued by this. I love working with flower essences, but I’ve never worked with black pansy. Last year I formulated a double extracted tincture that has worked great on hsv-1 and still waiting for feedback on hsv-2. I would love to pair the black pansy with this!
I’m very interested in your work and hope to visit soon!
I have been having symptoms from work stressors. This came at a time for me to try the essence and see the effects. Thank you!
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